Well said, Silvertip. When I was growing up in Texas, everyone had guns in their homes. I learned to shoot and hunt at an early age. Knowing how to shoot is a plus for anyone who values their life and the lives and safety of their loved ones.
Beau, I hope you are right about that special place in hell for those who prey on the elderly. May they be introduced to it at an early age.
As several others stated, being aware of the people and situations going on around you can make the difference of whether or not you see tomorrow.